Essential Oils

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:09 am

When I have tracked my awake times manually - paper and tick marks - there are times I am aware of 20-30 arousals. Likely many more. So, how much deep sleep can a person get when they usually don't get past stage 2???? Not much is how much!

Holland, unless you have lots to spend on ones used by sleep labs, there isn't anything I am aware of, unfortunately. I wish!
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby badnights » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:40 am

you know, why did I even hesitate? Easily - - both arms for 9 hours every night.
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby debbluebird » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:52 pm

The night before last I forgot to put on the oil. Just when I thought I was going to sleep, major leg jerks. Got up took my 1 am methadone, even though it was only 11, and applied oil. Slept the rest of the night. Leg didn't wake me up in am. Slept 8 hours. Had to set alarm because of a meeting, otherwise I would have slept more.
Last night applied oil, a couple of hours later, some minor RLS, got up to bathroom, for bowls. That always seems to trigger RLS. Slept the rest of the night, got 10 hours. (Of course I'm up to pee every 4 to 5 hours.)
I don't know, maybe this is all in my head or a coincidence, but I am sleeping better. I'm adjusting bowel meds so it doesn't hit me at night. 4 months ago it would hit me in am, so it was fine. I guess body has changed.

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby debbluebird » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:58 pm

Just a reminder, I have had periods where I only got 2 to 4 hours at night. That was pure hell. Most of that was caused by meds.

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:49 pm

Time will tell. In the meantime, be happy for all that sleep.
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby badnights » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:57 am

are you applying the oils to your body, or using a vaporizer? And what oil or oils are you using?
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby debbluebird » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:12 am

I'm doing both. I'm putting some in the Vaporizer and then about an hour before bed, I'm putting a drop of each one on the muscle at the top of my leg. It's the one that jerks so terribly. Then a little on my chest, so I can smell it before I go to bed.
I've just started with two, Orange and Lavender, though I have also vaporized Frankincense.
For a few nights, it's been one jerk, then last night nothing.

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby debbluebird » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:34 am

Had another night of no RLS, and especially no PLMs. There is something else that is going on. I know that I have talked about this before, but I could never stick to it. I've had about a month of eating clean. No sugar, no artificial anything, no flour, more vegetables, fruit and protein. I'm taking it one step further, which I won't go into here, but all of the processed foods, bottled stuff will soon be gone. I was hanging onto some dressings, things like that. My husband is doing this with me. He was hanging onto bar b q sauce, etc. He is diabetic and has asthma. I have heart disease, kidney disease, very bad arthritis - other autoimmune issues, digestive issues, reflux, obesity, inflammation, etc. I could go on and on. I'm already starting to feel better. I've dropped 20 pounds in the last month. I was retaining fluid really bad before that. All of our health issues should improve.
So, my point is, this way of eating probably has a lot to do with my RLS and PLMs as well as the essential oils. I had started the oils before the food changes.
What I like the most about this is, I don't have to count anything, just eat the right foods. I am following a specific plan, which I won't mention here. Again, I'm not trying to promote something. (or someone)
I should know more in 6 months, on how we are feeling.

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:47 am

Congrats on the weight loss and feeling better. A friend did a similar thing recently - just got rid of the processed stuff and eats clean. No sugars, lots of fermented stuff. She was a US size 18 and is now a size 10 - it's been about 4 months. So far, she's doing well keeping to it. Hope you both can do so for many years to come.
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby debbluebird » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:31 pm

Third night of no RLS, PLMs. The only reason that I am up early, is that I have a doctor appointment. The other thing that I have noticed is, that I'm not sleeping as long. Where I was sleeping 9 and 10 hours, it is reduced to around 8. I'm looking forward to the muscle in my leg to recover. It is so tender. See sleep doc today.

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby debbluebird » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:30 am

I was in the car all day yesterday, due to doctor appointment and shopping. Later at home I took my 5 pm methadone 5 mg. Then about 7 pm my leg started jerking. I thought it might happen due to the car trip, it always does. At least it didn't start while still in the car, like it sometimes does. I decided to take my second methadone 5 mg then at 7 pm. I usually take it around midnight. Later I went to bed around 10:30. Took no more meds. Slept all night, except for bathroom breaks, and got up about 8 am. Another night of no jerks or RLS.
I'm afraid to cut back on the Methadone. I'm thinking I will wait a few more nights.
No new report from doctor, except he was glad I am sleeping.
I'm continuing to get cleaner with the food. I'm very happy.

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:30 am

This is great, Deb.
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby Polar Bear » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:40 am

You are doing really well.
Betty
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Re: Essential Oils

Postby debbluebird » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:55 pm

Another night with no RLS, but I think that it is not totally gone. I think that if I decrease the Methadone too much, it will come back. Not sure what to do, but I am enjoying the sleep. That makes five nights.

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Re: Essential Oils

Postby debbluebird » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:39 pm

Last night I cut my Methadone by 2.5 mg. Ended up having symptom, but they were mild. I was able to sleep through them. Not perfect, but ok.


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